Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment

There’s a popular quote floating around in far-left, anti-capitalist and progressive circles: “there is no ethical consumption under capitalism”. The sentiment is based on a logical contradiction at the heart of where modern consumer culture meets progressive activism. We’re only human and we’re living in an unethical economic system. The system is corrupt and exploitativeContinue reading “Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment”

GUG Review: The Funeral Home

Following up on my recent series of low-budget horror reviews for, my second film in the series was a small Argentinian horror film called The Funeral Home. I’ve been genuinely curious to see horror films from other cultures becoming a primary feature of modern cinema. Films like Get Out and Blood Quantum have earnedContinue reading “GUG Review: The Funeral Home”

PODCAST – Jessica Crets Discusses the Empathy of De Palma Films!

A fellow veteran from my short job at Rebeller Media joined me the past week for a fun discussion on the works of Brian De Palma! Jessica Crets is a creative writing student from Missouri who pitched a piece to our editor about the empathetic storytelling in De Palma’s 1980 film Dressed to Kill. AsContinue reading “PODCAST – Jessica Crets Discusses the Empathy of De Palma Films!”

HUMMEL Review: Thomas Sowell – Common Sense in a Senseless World (2021)

If you asked me who the three most important modern conservatives intellectuals were, I would answer: Victor Davis Hanson, the late Sir Roger Scruton and Thomas Sowell. All three of these men have done incredible work in the fields of history, philosophy and economics and driven their respective subjects toward in a time when moralContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Thomas Sowell – Common Sense in a Senseless World (2021)”

PODCAST – Jacob Airey Talks the Snyder Cut of Justice League

Our regular comics expert and perennial bomb thrower Jacob Airey once again joined the AntiSocial Network this past week to discuss his thoughts on last week’s release of Justice League on HBO Max. Jacob is a long-time critic of Zack Snyder, whom he considers a hack, but he jumped on the chance to watch theContinue reading “PODCAST – Jacob Airey Talks the Snyder Cut of Justice League”

GUG Classic Review: The Maltese Falcon

Turner Classic Movies recently released The Maltese Falcon on the big screen to coincide with the film’s 70th anniversary! Thankfully, I was able to cross the border into Indiana while my local theaters were still closed to catch the film while it was playing! John Huston’s wonderful, cynical and mean spirited mystery thriller remains oneContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The Maltese Falcon”

GUG Review: A Nightmare Wakes

I started doing a number of horror reviews back in January thanks to Geeks Under Grace receiving a flurry of screener copies from companies like Shudder and other small horror distributors. A Nightmare Wakes was a low-budget biopic about the life of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. As a classics nerd,Continue reading “GUG Review: A Nightmare Wakes”

GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451

I’ve written before, here at Cultural Revue, about my deep disdain for the left’s appropriation of anti-fascist literature. I’m not mad just because they ‘re sanctimonious hypocrites. I’m mad because they don’t understand the literature. In my recent review for Ray Bradberry’s Fahrenheit 451, I write about the tendency for people to use the bookContinue reading “GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451”

HUMMEL Review: The Vigil (2021)

When I wrote recently about An American Pickle, I said that I was disappointed that the story couldn’t find an interesting way to address the core tensions of the Jewish-American life experience. The movie felt cheap and dishonest. The secular Jewish filmmakers, like Seth Rogen, couldn’t translate the life experience of modern Jewry without overtlyContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: The Vigil (2021)”

Zack Snyder’s Superman: Decoding the Man of Steel’s Nihilist Godhood

Zack Snyder is a fascinating filmmaker. He’s one of the most visually engaging, energetic and splendid filmmakers alive today. He’s also, by all accounts, a decent guy behind the scenes who seems to have great relationships, intentions and ambitions as a filmmaker. He’s also an incredibly flaccid storyteller. When he’s not working off of theContinue reading “Zack Snyder’s Superman: Decoding the Man of Steel’s Nihilist Godhood”